Living Arrows 9/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Kahlil Gibran

I can’t believe we sit here nearly at the end of the second month of 2017. Time really is getting away from me already this year.

On Sunday, Riley made me realise how quickly not only this year has gone, but also the last three! We attended a christening for a work colleague’s son.

Riley was dressed up in a lovely little outfit from Next which I rush bought earlier in the morning. I may or may not have forgotten about the Christening and also that the last suit outfit we had for Riley had been long since grown out of.

I couldn’t believe how grown up he looked when I dressed him. I stood looking at him wondering “where has my little baby gone?” He is just looking more and more like such a wee boy every day, so tall and so grown up.

As much as I hate seeing my little baby becoming an almost four-year-old little boy, I love being able to watch him grow. He has become his own little person with an amazing personality, a love for tickles and giggles and an inquisitive nature with a penchant for asking “but why mummy?” over and over again.


I really can’t stop looking at this picture and just thinking he looks so smart (despite him un-tucking his shirt just as I finished tucking it in) and beyond his 3 years. He likes his hair gelled up despite it being very fine and difficult to do much with. He seems to have his own fashion sense now; he picked out the smart shoes that go very well with his little suit.
As as much as I want time to slow down to let me cherish some of these moments that little bit longer, I am so excited to see how he will have changed this time next year!
Living Arrows


  1. February 27, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    He looks fab! My son is approaching 8 I’m still in shock really as he’s my first born so always see him as a tiny little tot!

    • February 27, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Its so hard to let go that they aren’t your little baby anymore isn’t it! I feel I am always saying the same things though, that I can’t believe he is growing up so fast, I guess it never really does end does it? they will always be your baby!x

  2. madelinelittlejohns
    February 27, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Oh wow he really does look so grown up! Love the minions umbrella with the smart outfit though! x #LivingArrows

    • February 27, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Have to have a little bit of the minions in there! He is attached to his umbrella at the moment – he puts it up even when its not raining! He was thrilled at the poor weather this weekend! x

  3. February 28, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    He looks really smart! It’s amazing how quickly they grow! #LivingArrows

    • March 3, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      I love the cute little outfits you can get for them – turns them into proper little grown ups! They do grow quick don’t they?

  4. February 28, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    He really does look so smart and so grown up. What a gorgeous boy you have! Our Little Man is four in May and I want it to slow down! x

    • March 3, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Aw thank you Donna :). It is so scary how quickly the time flies by!x

    • March 3, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you Stacey! Yes we had a lovely time, I even had a sneaky little drink too! x

  5. March 3, 2017 / 10:00 am

    He looks so grown up, what a gorgeous outfit, and i have to say, shirt out gets a thumbs up from me #LivingArrows

    • March 3, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Next do some of the most gorgeous little smart outfits! Haha the shirt ended up untucked for the whole day after that – he was clearly going for the chilled out cool dude look! 😉 x

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